|aTeaching U.S. history thematically|bdocument-based lessons for the secondary classroom|cRosalie Metro
|aNew York, NY|bTeachers College Press|c2017.
|avii, 216 p.|c26 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aIntroduction: Why use a thematic, document-based approach for teaching U.S. history? -- American democracy: What is American democracy, and what should it be? -- Diversity and discrimination: What does equality mean? -- States' rights and federal power: How should power be distributed among local, state, and federal governments? -- Government, business, and workers: What role should government and business play in promoting citizens' s well-being? -- Foreign policy: Under what circumstances should the United States intervene in world events? -- Civil liberties and public safety: Under what conditions, if any, should citizens' freedoms be restricted? -- Identity: What do we mean when we say "we"?
|aThis book offers the tools teachers need to get started with an innovative approach to teaching history, one that develops literacy and higher-order thinking skills, connects the past to student' lives today, and meets Common core State Standards (grades 6-12). The author provides over 60 primary sources organized into seven thematic units, each structured around an essential question from U.S. history. As students analyze carefully excerpted documents- speeches by presidents and protesters, Supreme Court cases, political cartoons- they build an understanding of how diverse historical figures have approached key issues. At the same time, students learn to participate in civic debates and develop their own views on what it means to be a 21st century American. Each unit connects to current events and dynamic classroom activities make history come alive
|aUnited States|xHistory|xStudy and teaching (Secondary)